Is Apple getting people by their brain-balls?

Started May 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
vzlnc
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Re: Is Apple getting people by their brain-balls?
In reply to wchutt, May 24, 2013

wchutt wrote:

So your basic premiss is Apple has accumulated more than $100 billion in cash reserves by through plagiarism  and  deceit?

Why can't other companies make this much surplus profit  through  authentic and innovative business plans? Surely, over time, substance trumps vapor in the marketplace.

Substance has got nothing to do with market success. Look at the latest movies, songs etc. Marketing can build hype and deceive public in buying an inferior product, and it can also create some kind of intangible cooth around such brands that public will be convinced that it is the best.

You have to admit Apple is an amazing company if they can earn $100 billion dollars more than they need by only copying others and producing significantly inferior products and services.  Does it make sense Apple could  enjoy this level of  success for an extended period of  time  depending only on marketing and public relations trickery?  Not only did they fool counless consumers but they also fooled thousands of professional investment fund managers.

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